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7 min., color: A visit (by an LA family) to family members in different southwest locations: Latinx, Mexican-American family members in Texas, other family in mountain west; Los Angeles beaches and swimsuit culture, 1950s.
Topics: 1950s, road trip, desert southwest, Texas, Mexican American, Latino, Latinx, integrated family, Los...
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10 min., color: A new baby is documented in LA, with other small children too, possibly siblings; LA yard environment with palms and a swimming pool. May be same family or camera, reels 098161 through 098193.
Topics: baby, newborn, bassinette, Los Angeles, 1950s
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8 min., color: A visit to a Texas family farm, with farmyard scenes and family members posing for the camera, 1950s. Same family or camera, reels 098161 through 098193.
Topics: Texas, road trip, 1950s, farm, rural life, farmyard, barnyard, family, close-up, grave
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9 min., BW: A road trip through the Rocky Mountains in the snow, 1950s, with chain installation and scenic winter treescapes. On to desert SW tourist stops and a zoo visit, then elders in Texas. Same family or camera, reels 098161 through 098193.
Topics: Colorado, Rocky Mountains, snow, chains, driving in snow, desert southwest, Utah, zoo, Texas,...
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14 min., color: An LA-based family visits rural elders in the Great Basin, with farm scenes, family close-ups, farm town scenes including fiddling, folk-dancing.
Topics: rural life, 1960s, folk dancing, fiddling, close-up, small town, farm, farmhouse, African Americans
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14 min., color: Continues from 098193: shipboard and coastal small town scenes in Mexico, from an American tourist perspective. Architecture, murals, Mexico town scenes, Port of Long Beach.
Topics: 1966, cruise, Canadian Pacific Steamship, Princess Cruise, Acapulco, Mexico, MX, air travel,...
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14.5 min., color: Princess Cruise Lines tour from LA to Acapulco, with shipboard scenes and several stops at coastal small towns, circa 1966.
Topics: Mexico, cruise, Acapulco, Princess Patricia, Princess Cruise Line, 1960s, 1966, folk dance, school,...
11 min., color: 1957, Central Electric Railfans Association field trip to Indiana and Illinois train stations and rail yards, with train rides, ending with arrival at Chicago.
Topics: Central Electric Railfans Association, rail fan, fan culture, 1957, Indiana, Illinois, Chicago
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14.5 minutes, color. A PA rail fan visits rail yards in Huntsville and Birmingham, AL, in 1961 to 1963.
Topics: railroad, Alabama, AL, Huntsville, Birmingham, rail yard, train, fan culture, rail fan, 1961, 1962,...
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13 min., color: Dearborn station, Union station, Michigan, 1960, 1961.
Topics: Dearborn, train, railroad, Union station, Detroit, Michigan, 1960, 1961, December
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10 min., color. Dearborn, Michigan, station, December 19, 1959.
Topics: train, railroad, fan culture, Dearborn, Michigan, MI, 1959
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11 min., color. Illini R.R. Club Fan Trip B&O Steam 3-31-57
Topics: Illinoi, railroad, train, B&O, 1957
10 min., color, c. 1960: A Pennsylvania-based rail fan visits a one-eighth scale live steam model railroad park, then takes a tourist trip on Burlington trains.
Topics: Pennsylvania, railway, rail fan, train platform, model train, one-eighth scale, 1/8 scale, live...
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12 min., color: A rail fan in Pennsylvania captures the Philadelphia Suburban Transit Co. at work, then takes a tourist ride on a coal-fueled, steam powered passenger train, with views of the train and the ride as filmed from the window. 1960.
Topics: 1960, Pennsylvania, PA, Philadelphia, train, railway, railroad, train platform, tourism, rail fan,...
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14 min., color: From a railway person, more train platforms in Pennsylvania plus line work being done by workers; second half of the reel depicts beach leisure time first at a lake and later at the shore, two couples all with healthy figures.
Topics: 1964, railway, work, labor, train station, Pennsylvania, PA, Jersey shore, Olympia Lakes,...
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4.5 min., color: scenes from train stations, train platforms, with workers posing, all rural and small-town Pennsylvania: Lenni, Media, Swarthmore, etc., brief reel.
Topics: train station, railway station, train platform, Pennsylvania, PA, Lenni, Swarthmore, Media, labor,...
14 min., color: From a midwestern rail fan, three train accidents from December, 1963 and February, 1964: two rural derailments and one railyard accident. At the end of the reel, a few minutes at a summer picnic with live music and dancing.
Topics: railway, train, derailment, accident, emergency response, fire department, ambulance, Office of...
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11 min., color: Road trip from Mexico, crossing the border at Ciudad Juarez and El Paso, then heading east on U.S. 90 along the Gulf Coast in Texas and Louisiana; driving views of a devastated landscape showing the impact of Hurricane Audrey (1957) as well as intact Gulf Coast agricultural lands and ending in Wisconsin.
Topics: 1957, Hurricane Audrey, Mexico, Ciudad Juarez, El Paso, U.S. Mexico border, Gulf Coast, U.S. 90,...
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8 min., color: Scenes of varying image quality show people visiting with family members including elders, posing in uniform (U.S. Army, U.S. Navy), and visiting a Veterans of Foreign Wars memorial home.
Topics: New Jersey, 1949, Ocean Grove Memorial Home, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, uniform, men in uniform, woman...
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8 min., color: Second and third grade students in a small rural school pose for the camera on special occasions, including Halloween, May Day, an outdoor science class, and a picnic with sack races; 1951 and 1952.
Topics: elementary school, primary school, classroom, integrated school, Halloween, May Day, sack races,...
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6:30 min., color: Children playing in Newburgh, New York: riding ponies, playing Ring Around a Rosy, playing croquet, an Aqua Parade in raincoats, a trip to the beach, and playing with cameras in the backyard.
Topics: ponies, horseback ride, Ring Around a Rosy, croquet, girls with cameras, girl with camera, Aqua...
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Aug 24, 2018
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18 min., color: Yosemite National Park is nearly empty during wartime in this travel reel from the early 1940s. Opening in San Francisco, the reel quickly crosses the Bay Bridge (nearly empty) and travels overland to the Sierra Mountains. Most of the reel is landscape views of scenic highlights of Yosemite. Notice: Brief appearance by two Native children.
Topics: Yosemite, Yosemite National Park, San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge, 1940s, World War II, wartime,...
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8 min., color: An LA family with friends visit Mexico in 1961, with Mexico town street scenes and open air market scenes, including Mexican women making tortillas. With airplane POVs of a tropical coastline and an unidentified tropical city, then a jump cut to Beverly Hills and a walk-through tour of a furnished Beverly Hills home.
Topics: 1961, Mexico, tortillas, women's labor, Mexican labor, woman with movie camera, airplane views,...
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9 min., color: An LA family vacations in San Diego at the Hotel del Coronado, with beach and swimming pool sequences, and a trip to an amusement park.
Topics: 1947, San Diego, Hotel del Coronado, bleach blonde, bottle blonde, cowboy outfit, amusement park,...
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12 min., color: An LA family has beach fun, then goes to stay at a motel in Las Vegas in 1944.
Topics: Los Angeles, 1944, Las Vegas, beach, family, bleach blonde, bottle blonde, men with cigars, motel,...
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8 min., color: Opens with return to U.S. through Edificio de Migracion in Mexico; then a group of friends go to Disneyland featuring the Space Bar and TWA Rocket to the Moon ride, closing with a Christmas dinner sequence.
Topics: 1950s, road trip, Mexico, California, U.S. Mexico border, Los Angeles, Anaheim, Disneyland,...
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7.5 min., color: Road trip from California to Mexico in the mid-1950s with the vehicle border crossing, street shopping, coastal tourism, poverty tourism, and over a minute of a bullfight. Ending at Edificio de Migracion building.
Topics: 1950s, Mexico, California, road trip, border crossing, U.S. Mexico border, Baja California,...
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15 min., color: 1950s ordinary scenes of a Los Angeles area family enjoying trips to the beach and backyard cookouts with their small children and with friends.
Topics: 1950s, Los Angeles, southern California, beach culture, beach scenes, swimwear, kittens, cookout
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9 min., BW: A middle-class California family celebrates Christmas in 1938, and a little girl receives a film camera as a gift. Roller skating sequences and other playime routines with small children are structured with intertitles.
Topics: 1938, Christmas, California, Mission architecture, roller skating, film camera, girl with film...
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9 min., color and BW: Scenes of oil drilling, mining, and panning for gold, filmed in Oklahoma and in Nevada (and perhaps beyond), showing both work being done by workers and some executive leisure time; unusual evidence of a woman involved in gold mining.
Topics: Oklahoma, Oklahome state capitol, oil field, oil drilling, drilling for oil, labor, extraction,...
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15 min., BW and color: 1920s coal mining sequence includes explosion, extraction, coal processing, factory views; the camera then follows executives on a retreat with a brass band and series of picnics and meals. Color sequences may have been filmed in the 1930s.
Topics: 1920s, 1930s, coal, extraction, mining, coal mining, labor, factory, coal processing, executives,...
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18 min., BW, 1920s: Executives observe an open pit mine at work in the 1920s, then retreat for leisure time culminating in a big cookout and picnic.
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Topics: coal mining, open pit mine, extraction, coal, labor, equine labor, horses, steam excavation,...
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17 min., color: Road trip through the Northwest Territories and Yukon on the ALCAN Highway, with landscape and wildlife scenery including rivers, a car ferry across the Mackenzie, Alexandra Falls, and road signs. 2-minute standalone sequence is rooftop observations of people in a city attending a gathering in 19th century historic costumes, c. 1970.
Topics: Canada, Northwest Territories, Yukon, ALCAN, Alaska Highway, Mackenzie River, Hay River, Alexandra...
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18 min., color: Note: contains images of cultural appropriation. First third of the reel shows a herd of goats playing on a vintage utility vehicle; then the couple from Illinois takes a fall holiday road trip to northern Wisconsin for fishing and hiking in 1949. Includes 45 seconds of play with replica Indian headdresses.
Topics: Lac Du Flambeau, Wisconsin, Illinois, 1949, U.S. 51, U.S. 8, road trip, cultural appropriation,...
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15 min., color and BW: One-year-old plays in the yard with Mom, tries a tricycle, has her second Christmas with lots of presents.
Topics: baby, baby girl, play, Mom, tricycle, Christmas, Nativity, Raggedy Ann, scooter, children's books,...
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16:25 min., color and BW: Baby grows around her first birthday; plays with toys in the living room and in her nursery, has a birthday party, Christmas, and Easter.
Topics: baby, baby girl, Ohio, 1946, 1947, toys, birthday, children's books, Christmas, Easter, Halloween,...
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16 min., color: A baby girl in Ohio is bathed and swaddled, and grows to about 6 months; other scenes are girls softball, leaf burning, and cinder blocks
Topics: Ohio, baby, baby girl, 1946, bathing baby, swaddling, softball, girls softball, leaf burning, Buy...
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3:30 min., color: Brief, vivid scenes of 1966 New York: Statue of Liberty Ferry, Times Square, Trinity Church, grave of Alexander Hamilton]
Topics: 1966, New York, Manhattan, Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Pan Am, Trinity Church, Alexander...
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16 min., color: Dearborn, Michigan area weekend and holiday scenes featuring Greenfield Village, also a First Communion party, and a cryptic basement surprise party. Lots of 1950s American cars.
Topics: Michigan, Dearborn, Detroit, Mackinac Bridge, Mackinac Island, Greenfield Village, Henry Ford...
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17 min., color: Mid-1950s holiday to Niagara Falls, with boat trip to the base of the falls, also relaxing on Lake Michigan.
Topics: 1950s, Niagara, Niagara Falls, Lake Michigan, boating, leisure, modernist architecture, beach...
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8 min., color: soft focus reel of a large group of North Americans visiting Jamaica for a "Pro-Medic" gathering, 1940s, with picnic and beach time.
Topics: Jamaica, Montego Bay, airport, British West Indian Airline, picnic, beach, leisure, Pro-Medic
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7 min., color: Fort Mackinac and leisure time on Mackinac Island, Michigan.
Topics: Michigan, 1940s, Fort Mackinac, Mackinac Island
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7 min., color: Though much of the reel is out of focus, the in-focus sequences include Interlochen music school and the queue for the Mackinac Ferry. Overlaps with 098434b
Topics: Michigan, Interlochen, music camp, music school, youth orchestra, youth symphony, Mackinac Ferry
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Aug 14, 2018
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16 min., color: Late 40s trip to Hawai'i with focus on farming and harvest of sugar cane, pineapple, and coconut, also tour scenes of Maui landscapes and Honolulu area and airport.
Topics: Hawai'i, Hawaii, Maui, Honolulu, sugar cane, harvest, labor, pineapple, plantation, coconut palm,...
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17 min., color: Tourist travel by train and ship through the Yukon Territory to Alaska in the 1940s, with Native Canadians, Native Americans, visits to the towns of Carcross and Ketchikan, and dramatic landscapes.
Topics: Yukon Territory, Yukon, British Columbia, Alaska, Canadian Pacific, Native Canada, Native American,...
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3:30, color: An affectionate family gathers in the mid-1940s for feasting, singing, and teasing]
Topics: family, piano, singing, feast, dinner, cake, dessert, kissing, game, prison game, 1940s, cake,...
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15 min., color: Mountain scenes of Banff, Lake Louise, and the mountain surroundings, a tourist train, and ending at the British Columbia coast.
Topics: Canada, Banff, Lake Louise, Canadian Rockies, chipmunk, tourist train, tour bus, cultural...
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16 min., color: Note: includes Native American dances performed for tourists. Western states tourist reel includes a desert wildflower bloom, several Grand Canyon scenes, neon in Reno, and stops at Great Salt Lake, San Francisco, and San Diego.
Topics: Native American, indigenous dance, Arizona, Utah, Grand Canyon, Great Salt Lake, U.S. 50, Reno,...
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17 min., color: Well-photographed various sequences of light industry and farm scenes with milk production, crop dusting, cotton farming, exotic fowl, and a flower harvest. Time lapse sequence of a factory construction is a highlight.
Topics: 1947, milk, cotton, construction, time lapse, labor, African American labor, horses, peacock,...
17 min., color: Wild landscapes of Yellowstone NP and the parks of Utah: Bryce, Cedar Breaks, Canyonlands, with close-ups of moths and insects and a visit to a heron colony; unusual image of a salmon outlined on a hillside.
Topics: geysers, geothermal, salmon, Yellowstone, Utah, Wyoming, Bryce Canyon, Cedar Breaks, Canyonlands,...
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16 min., BW and faded color: Spanning 1920s to 1940s on a farm with pigs, piglets, wheat farming, farming with horses then farming with machines, wheat harvest, and a forest lookout tower]
Topics: farm, farming, rural life, pigs, piglets, cattle, wheat, wheat farming, farm horses, harvest with...
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17 min., color: A tour of Revolutionary War historical sites in Virginia, Washington, and PA, all identified with titles, also urban Washington, DC, and rural York and Gettysburg, PA with historical reenactment farms
Topics: Revolutionary War, Virginia, Monticello, Arlington, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, Gettysburg, York,...
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15 min., color: Two years in the life of a young family in Ohio, a new baby grows to two years old in this reel featuring family Christmases, birthdays, and summer play time
Topics: Ohio, baby, Christmas, home interior, Cue magazine, 1950s, toy car, toy Indian headdress, sailor...
17 min, color: An Ohio family plays in the water and rides bikes, then travels to New York and sightsees, highlights are nighttime neon at Times Square, and an Ohio parade with interesting floats
Topics: 1965, Ohio, New York, Times Square, neon, bicycles, swimming, boys, parade, New York streets,...
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7 min., BW: Home improvement, building an awning, gardening, flower and cactus display, Ohio late 1940s or early 1950s
Topics: home improvement, home construction, hand tools, handsaw, level, awning, digging a post hole,...
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7 min., BW: Four protesters in front of Department of Energy in New York, surrounded by police, barricades, media, and interested members of the public. Please help identify these protesters!
Topics: protest, Ban the Bomb, anti-nuclear, Department of Energy, DOE, sit-in, 1960s, police, police dog,...
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11 min., BW: 1935 and 1936 tourist views of New York City, also to Ausable Chasm and Lake George, NY, 40 seconds at rim of an open pit mine.
Topics: 1935, 1936, New York, 30 Rockefeller Center, Empire State Building, waterfront, Lake George,...
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Semi-professional stock photography reel of San Francisco, Marin Headlands, the Bay, the Farallon Islands, the City's waterfront neighborhoods and Market Street, with Aquatic Park musicans, mid-1950s
Topics: San Francisco, stock photography, Marin Headlands, Point Bonita, Farallon Islands, San Francisco...
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9 min., color & BW: 1946 sailing on Lake St. Claire, couples having fun on the lake at the lakeshore, and picnicking; Detroit Auto Jubilee parade with many floats about cars and buses, and the family enjoys a new Buick with a drive through autumn colors.
Topics: Michigan, 1946, sailing, intimate family, bathing, picnicking, Detroit, parade, Auto Jubilee,...
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26 min., BW, scenes from rural life in the 1930s featuring 4 minute double exposure sequence at minute 11:30; much of the reel is out of focus but several clear sequences show Long Island Sound, material culture of rural life, cute dog, and a wreck on the Long Island RR at the end.
Topics: New York, Long Island, 1930s, double exposure, rural life, folk dance, distillery, horseshoes, leaf...
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8 min., color, Denver, CO 1950s: Reel follows a man being wheeled in a wheelbarrow through the city streets of Denver, wearing a sailor suit and a sign reading "I Bet on Nick / I Goofed." Very bright color, humorous.
Topics: Denver, CO, Colorado, state capitol, prank, wheelbarrow, sailor suit, Greyhound, Walgreens, city...
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13 min., color, 1940s: A family in Michigan owns a sausage factory, R.R. Pressel. Featuring the construction of a new facility showing labor, excavation, and a changing industrial landscape; also a snow field sequence, and urban and suburban family scenes around shop and home.
Topics: Michigan, construction, industry, sausage, labor, African American, delicatessen, family, ice...
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7 min., color and BW: Central Park (forward through first 53 seconds, then:) park festival scenes, hippies, excited kids, live music, rock and roll, a mime show, marionette show, "Save the Park" event, upper East side street scenes, gay men on a front stoop, a motorcycle
Topics: Central Park, New York, hippies, marionettes, rock and roll, concert, families, counterculture,...
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Jul 27, 2018 Smith, C.J.W.
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6-minutes, BW, 1938: Three families in Sharon, PA, introduced one by one and in groups, at home and on the street, connected by working for Bolotin Furniture Co., street scenes and roads; Great Depression families. Filmed by C.J.W. Smith.
Topics: 1938, Great Depression, Pennsylvania, PA, families, furniture store, river boat, poverty, structure...
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41 min., color: Early 1950s tour of Europe by American women. Queen Mary passenger ship to England, then to Holland and Switzerland with tourist stops, human observation, and landscape photography.
Topics: 1950s, Queen Mary, tourism, austerity Britain, postwar Europe, white cliffs of Dover, London,...
8 min., color: 1950s Great Lakes and lakeshore camp scenes, then summer camp, sight-impaired children, summer Christmas, Santa, camp construction scenes, Florida fishing and Tampa airport scenes with modern aircraft, AM radio
Topics: Great Lakes, Michigan, summer camp, sight impaired, blind, vision-impaired, summer Christmas,...
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Jul 26, 2018 Bailey Films
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7 min., color, Alaska in the 1940s, professional reel showing farming in the style of the lower 48s: farmhouses, barns, cultivated fields, towns, churches, schools, food processing, fishing and leisure, idyllic rural life
Topics: Alaska, farming, 1940s, promotional reel, Matanuska, Palmer, Anchorage, farmhouse, barn, 4-H Club,...
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Jul 26, 2018 State of Oregon
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9 min., color, c. 1938 Oregon State promotional scenes with models: Oregon coast, rivers, mountains, desert cliffs, dude ranches, Cascade mountains, Eastern Oregon, Oregon Caves
Topics: Oregon, Deschutes, Cascades, Mt. Bachelor, Three Sisters, Mount Hood, river gorge, Steens Mountain,...
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23 minutes, color. 1939 New York World's Fair sequences professionally filmed by J. A. Lavery Productions. Scenes include pavilion exteriors, national pavilions, commercial pavilions including Lifesavers candy, trilon and perisphere, World of Tomorrow, zoo, zoo animals, a German restaurant, and Alps exhibit with costumed figure skaters.
Topics: 1939, World's Fair, New York, trilon, perisphere, Lifesavers, World of Tomorrow, ice skating, USSR...
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Jul 26, 2018
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Late 1960s, 8 minutes, black and white: Children play in the street in the Bronx on hot summer days: Bicycling, tag, hopscotch, a fire hydrant; the maker and the children are affiliated with St. Pius V Catholic church and school; school buses and supervising nuns, and schoolyard play equipment are shown.
Topics: Bronx, 1960s, youth, children, games, church, Catholic school, nun, fire hydrant, bicycle,...
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12 min., black and white, late 1960s. Surreptitiously filmed at the 7th Avenue Subway platform, capturing a cross section of New Yorkers waiting for trains: working people, fashionable people, families, hippies, kids, and older adults. Most do not notice the camera.
Topics: New York, subway, 7th Avenue, work, workers, hippies, 1960s, fashion, African-American, surveillance
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43 minute color reel showing many Alaska native traditional practices filmed by tourists, including fishing, fish trap construction, basketry, snowshoe craft, processing seal meat, berry harvest, dog care, and Alaska native community scenes. Filmed by tourists traveling by seaplane, hunting and fishing.
Topics: Alaska native culture, 1950s, seaplane, hunting, fishing, tourism
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7 minute reel with a Detroit Tigers vs. Red Sox baseball game, touring Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, driving through Virginia, high school graduation in Michigan, touring Miami, attending Easter services at a church in Virginia. Many sightseeing stops at all locations, filmed between 1963 and 1967.
Topics: baseball, Detroit Tigers, Daytona, racetrack, Kapok tree, chartered bus, high school graduation,...
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Tourist views of Manhattan, a Circle Line boat ride views plus stops at the UN, 30 Rock, and other highlights; driving to Michigan with motel stops, roadside views, and the Mackinac Bridge.
Topics: New York, Michigan, Mackinac Bridge, Circle Line, Statue of Liberty, United Nations, 30 Rockefeller...
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20 minutes of outdoor antics and family time in the 1920s in and around Morgantown, PA: drinking, picnicking, tumbling, leapfrog, slapstick humor, dancing, and sports, with scenes of a christening at a church, and views of some very fancy cars.
Topics: 1920s, Prohibition, Morgantown, drinking, tumbling, leapfrog, gymnastics, physical comedy, golf,...
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17 minute reel from a New York family documenting the construction of the London Terrace apartments and the Parc Vendome apartments, with the last half showing a wealthy family at leisure at Lake George in the Adirondacks, boating, camping, fishing.
Topics: New York, Adirondacks, construction, labor, 1929, architecture, building, wealth, leisure, boating,...
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Reel from 1953 with three beautiful minutes of Times Square neon signage at night, skyscraper views of daytime Manhattan, a trip to the horse races, and then Niagara Falls.
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Topics: New York, Manhattan, Times Square, neon sign, Mr. Peanut, Camel cigarettes, skyline, skyscrapers,...
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Contains graphic sequences of laboratory experimentation on live animals: chickens, rabbits, rats, horses, dog. Majority of the reel is raw footage filmed in the 1930s for Upjohn Company in Kalamazoo, Michigan, primarily in color, showing the company's scientific research operations, with labs, classrooms, instruction, experimentation, and animal husbandry. Intercut with the filmmaker's home movie sequences of fishing and poverty tourism in Texas and Florida.
Topics: laboratory, experimentation, Upjohn, animal subjects, scientific research, classroom, instruction,...
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High quality construction documentation from 1929 and 1930, showing 435 West 23rd Street in Manhattan, the London Terrace Apartments, going up from foundation to roofline.
Topics: New York, Manhattan, 1929, 1930, construction, labor, apartment building, West 23rd Street, steel...
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May 23, 2018 F. W. Heyl
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A 51-minute reel of a wide-ranging road trip with extensive sequences of the built environment and the human cultural and social environments of 1941 Florida including rooftop views of Miami, poverty tourism, visiting an African-American school, a Pan Am air terminal, golf games, the Circus, home interiors, and several of the more typical tourist destinations.
Topics: Florida, 1941, Miami, golf, circus, Ringling Brothers, African-American, African-American labor,...
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1920s scenes of a family with young girls including close sisters engaged in a range of activities with winter scenes of snow, sledding, ice skating, and summer scenes of dressing up and pond and lakeshore recreation
Topics: 1920s, flapper era, flapper dress, clouche hats, snow, sledding, ice skating, snowball fight,...
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1920s scenes of a family with teenage girls including close sisters, shown playing a range of games and dressing up in a range of costumes, including sidewalk games, a rowboat sequence, and practicing archery. Elders also shown.
Topics: 1920s, flapper era, flapper dresses, clouche hats, fox stole, twins, teenagers, girls, young women,...
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May 22, 2018
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1955 wedding in a working-class Italian-American community, with church scenes, a reception in the church basement, and backyard barbecue sequences.
Topics: 1955, wedding, church wedding, church basement, farmstand, backyard barbecue
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Florida vacation scenes from 1953, with underwater photography of dolphins and vintage diving gear plus a game of polo, an orange grove, and wetlands.
Topics: Florida, 1953, 1950s, scuba diving, Miller Dunn, diving helmet, polo, orange grove, swamp, cypress,...
1958 kodachrome travel scenes featuring ship crossing of Sault Ste. Marie locks, and reindeer and people in costume at Santa's Workshop amusement park, and playing in the surf at Jones Beach on Long Island.
Topics: Sault Ste. Marie, canal, steamship, Great Lakes, Ontario, Michigan, New York, Santa's Workshop,...
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Trip to the Canadian Rockies starting by ship on the Great Lakes, with an RCMP parade, then Banff, Lake Louise, and scenes of waterfalls, rivers, elk, and mountains.
Topics: Canada, Canadian Rockies, Rocky Mountains, Banff, Lake Louise, elk, waterfall, river, RCMP
1946 road trip by a family of five, to historic locations on the Massachusetts North Shore including Cape Ann, Gloucester, and featuring the commercial fishing port of Gloucester with fish haul coming in, and artists at work painting waterfront scenes. A boy is featured receiving a camera as a gift.
Topics: Massachusetts, North Shore, Cape Ann, Gloucester, Revolutionary War, comic books, Gloucester...
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A young boy is the focal point of this black and white reel, filmed 1952-1954; in winter scenes he plays with snow shovels and toboggans, and in summer scenes he is at a lake with his family and also taking swimming lessons.
Topics: swimming lessons, snow shovel, toboggan, boyhood, lakeshore
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A wealthy Pennsylvania family in the 1950s, in a reel with both color and black-and-white sequences, showing family time, a swim meet with diving competition, and prominently featuring the college graduation of a young woman, with beach relaxation sequences following.
Topics: college graduation, women's education, diving, swimming, swim meet, Pennsylvania, wealth, wealthy...
A wealthy family in Pennsylvania in 1930, posing outside their mansion, playing, summer scenes at Camp Oaks, canoeing, swimming, playing with toy submarine, two trips to Atlantic City and Jersey shore with amusement park rides, including indoor bumper cars
Topics: 1930, wealth, mansion, fashion, Camp Oaks, Pennsylvania, canoeing, toy submarine, swimming,...
1931 summer scenes at Camp Oaks and Camp Major Buckhill featuring extensive swimming and diving sequences, also winter scenes with ice skating on a frozen lake, and snowball throwing; with a brief scene of Miss Knapp age 105 in 1931, possibly the oldest person ever to appear in a home movie.
Topics: swimming hole, summer camp, camp buildings, 1930s, 1931, ice skating, frozen lake, Pennsylvania,...
An asbestos factory is shown under construction from foundation to framing in New Wales, PA; then several scenes from Bordentown Military Institute in New Jersey, in 1932, including military academy field and formation exercises and football games, with parades and hand-made inter titles. A short Christmas sequence at the end is upside-down
Topics: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, asbestos, factory, labor, industry, construction, bricklaying, Bordentown...
Travel through Switzerland in the interwar 1920s: Visiting the Swiss Army Cavalry and observing Army horse trials; scenes around Hotel Suisse and at Hotel zur Kreuz; a mysterious contract-signing sequence; then a trans-Atlantic crossing on Holland America's New Amsterdam, with some clowning characters and shuffleboard.
Topics: 1920s, Switzerland, Suisse, Swiss Army, Swiss Army Cavalry, Hotel Suisse, Hotel zur Kreuz, zoo,...
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This silent, color amateur film opens with an animation sequence illustration the geologic history of the Sierra Mountains and Yosemite Valley. Most of the film is tripod-stabilized semi-professional photography of the Valley and people engaging in various types of recreation like camping, hiking, and swimming. Includes sequence of an indoor slideshow projection with slides of area wildlife. The film is incomplete, lacking titles, soundtrack, and finished editing.
Topics: Yosemite National Park, Sierra Mountains, animation, geology, Yosemite Valley, hiking, spotting...
A Danish American family in San Francisco. This reel features a trip to the California State Fair in Sacramento, visits to family in other California towns, possibly Berkeley; an offshore fishing trip in San Francisco Bay with shoreline and waterfront views, high school athletics in San Francisco, and picnicking and games at an area park]
Topics: Sacramento, California State Fair, San Francisco, high school, soccer, fishing, San Francisco Bay,...
A Danish-American family that lived on Prospect Street in San Francisco. On this reel, the family takes a road trip through the Pacific Northwest in 1962 culminating in many scenes at the Seattle World's Fair; later, snow in San Francisco.
Topics: 1962, Seattle World's Fair, World's Fair, San Francisco, snow, Bernal Heights, Pacific Northwest,...
A Danish-American family that lived on Prospect Street in San Francisco, worshipped at Bethel Temple (now Bethel Church) on Valencia Street, and recreated all over the greater San Francisco area in the 1950s. On this reel: Christmas home interiors, a new church building, and games including a potato sack race at an unidentified area park.
Topics: San Francisco, sack race, Mission district, Bernal Heights, Danish-American
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May 8, 2018
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A Cape Cod family in the early 1940s with beach scenes, children playing in the surf, Harwich, Massachusetts, a town Cryer, Quimby's Inn, street and alley scenes in town and waterfront scenes.
Topics: Cape Cod, Massachusetts, MA, Harwich, town cryer, 1940s fashions, waterfront
36-minute reel that includes trip highlights from probably two trips, starting in the arid interior West, a few stops on the Pacific coast, then picking up again in Arkansas and moving east to Washington DC and New York. Highlights include Petrified Forest, Bryce Canyon, street scenes in Boulder, CO, the Las Vegas strip at night, perspectives on San Quentin prison, and east coast colonial era historical sites, costumed soldiers in British Revolutionary War era garb, and Empire State Building...
Topics: Arizona, Petrified Forest, Rainbow Forest, state capitol buildings, Boulder CO, Rocky Mountains,...